Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.
The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.
During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.
It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.
Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work.
If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.
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The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation
research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:
Psychosocial lung health research
Behavioral lung health research
Health services and health policy research
Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research
Public Health education research
Education and Experience
At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply.
At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the
following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker
in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians
in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung
Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the
award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution.
Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to:
American Lung Association
21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
ATTN: Research Division
This is an essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students who are completing degree programs in other fields but who have strong interests in parapsychology.
These awards are for incoming freshmen only.
Amount: Full Program Cost The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) awards one full scholarship plus three $2,000 grants each semester to African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Pacific Islanders. The awards offset fees and travel expenses at AIFS programs in select international universities (list available with application). Candidates must demonstrate financial need and show leadership potential and involvement in extra-curricular activities centered around multi-cultural and international issues. Preference is given to full academic year study. Type: Undergraduate Study International Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior -Senior - Discipline/Area of Study: Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Minimum GPA: 3.0 Have completed a minimum of 24 credits toward a degree when the program starts. African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Pacific Islander. Submission Requirements: Application Form Letters of Recommendation 1 Program app requires two, but seperately. Personal Essay 500-1,000 words describing your involvement in multicultural and/or international activities and how you expect to use what you gain from your study abroad experience.
For students studying substance abuse counseling, addiction, and treatment.
Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline; or
have lived within that state for more than one year at any time and have been continuously enrolled in an accredited academic institution for the five years prior to the application deadline.
LGBTQ Community Involvement:
Preference is given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community. All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to equality and civil rights for all people.
Scholarship is limited to deaf students who have graduated form a four-year college program and are pursuing part-time or full-time graduate studies in a field related to Sign Language or the Deaf Community, or a deaf gradaute student who is developing a special project on one of these topics. The winner of the Stokoe Scholarship must create and complete a research or development project within a year that relates to Sign Language or the Deaf Community. The winner must prepare a brief report (either written or videotaped) upon completion of the project. Usually the project will be directly related to the student's work in school.
Provides a scholarship to a student attending CSUSB as a declared psychology major who is enrolled in the M.S. Psychology Clinical/Counseling Psychology option as in beginning their second year in the program. Preference is given to a student serving his/her nine-month internship at the Moreno Valley Addiction Medicine-Chronic Pain Management Department with Kaiser Permanente.
College of Social Sciences - Psychology Applicants will be nominated and selected by the Psychology Department Committee annually, during the spring semester. Applicants must be at least half-time, fully matriculated students.
To qualify, candidates must be: - African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or America Indian; - a U.S. citizen or permanent residents of the U.S.; - a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or community college; - high academic achievers in chemistry or chemical science (GPA 3.0 or better; - able to demonstrate evidence of financial need according to the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). - a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
To serious minded and spiritually sensitive students studying Psychology.
This scholarship provides assistance to those students in the School of Psychology who actively present Christ as the foundation for a client
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